Lee Miller

Court battle between titans Smithfield and Maxwell Foods lifts veil on corporate hog industry

BY: - September 2, 2020

Maxwell Foods alleges Smithfield intentionally lied, low-balling the price of pigs to drive Maxwell out of business For 22 years, a cabal of the nation’s largest hog producers held an annual private get-together — a high-powered gathering that court documents describe as “The Circle.”